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Agios Efstratios

Vacations in Agios Efstratios (Nothern Aegean - Greece)

Agios Efstratios: Holidays on a small forgotten paradise

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Area Nothern Aegean Best for Quiet
Perfecture Lesvou Cost Low
Access Ship Size 43 Square Kilometers
Beaches All Distance 286 Kilometers

Vacations in Agios Efstratios island - Agios Efstratios, Holidays on a small forgotten paradise

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Why Agios Efstratios

  • For vacations with incredible moments of relaxation
  • For swimming in many sandy unspoiled beaches
  • For fresh fish, seafood and excellent local cuisine
  • For visiting the cave there the monk Agios Efstratios lived

Information On Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios is a small triangular shaped island located in Northern Aegean, southwest of Lemnos island with which it is connected by ferry.

Agios Efstratios is often referred to as Ai Stratis, especially by the locals. The island was named after the monk who lived here in exile during the 19th century.

Agios Efstratios only has one settlement at its northwest edge which is both the capital and the harbor. The island was scarred by the devastating earthquake of 1968 which tore down most buildings, leaving only few traditional houses in the old settlement.

Agios Efstratios has plenty of vegetation, mainly at its southeast part, where there is a native oak forest.

Agios Efstratios is an ideal destination for quiet vacations and relaxation, as there are even not many cars on the island.
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Beaches Of Agios Efstratios

Despite its small size, Agios Efstratios has many sandy beaches. Most of the beaches (besides Alonitsi and Neraki) are found at the west side of the island while almost none of them has trees for shade, so make sure you have an umbrella.
  • Agios Antonios (West Agios Efstratios): A small beach with sand, pebble and clean sea.
  • Agios Dimitrios (West Agios Efstratios): A long stretch of sand with easy road access and many people.
  • Trygari / Rigari (West Agios Efstratios): A rather large, for the standards of Agios Efstratios, sandy beach.
  • Lidario (West Agios Efstratios): A lovely long and wide beach with sand.
  • Ftelio (West Agios Efstratios): A rather long and wide sandy beach with easy access.
  • Fragkou (Southwest Agios Efstratios): A small sandy beach with calm sea and easy road access.
  • Trypiti (South Agios Efstratios): A sandy beach in a closed bay.
  • Agios Efstratios Beach (Northwest Agios Efstratios): The only organized beach on Agios Efstratios and easily accessible.
  • Alonitsi (East Agios Efstratios): The largest beach of Agios Efstratios with sand, little pebble and shallow sea.
  • Neraki (East Agios Efstratios): A small closed bay with sand right underneath the Agios Efstratios Cave.
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Travel To Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios is connected with the neighboring island of Lemnos with daily ferry routes of Aiolis. There are also ships coming in from the harbors of Lavrio and Kavala, but they are not frequent enough.
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Transportation On Agios Efstratios (Car Rentals)

Agios Efstratios has a road network of dirt roads suitable more for a 4x4 car with only a small part being asphalt road. There is no taxi on the island but there is a gas station, while you can rent a vehicle from here or from Lemnos.
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Accommodation On Agios Efstratios (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)

Agios Efstratios only has one settlement and that is where most rooms to let are found. Do not expect to find large hotels, while it is also a good idea to book your stay early as there is limited accommodation.
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Food & Drink On Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios has a cuisine based on sea food, like petrobarbouna (a type of mullet but much tastier), crabs stuffed with rice, limpets with rice and lobster with rice (instead of spaghetti). If you are not a fish fan you can have fresh local meat, flomaria (a form of traditional noodles) and trachana. If you can eat them try the local broad beans, as they are delicious!
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What To Buy On Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios is famous for its home grown broad beans and its local cheese, which is unfortunately produced in small quantaties.
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Attractions On Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios Cave

In this small cave, according to tradition, the monk Agios Efstratios lived. Its interior looks line a church with icons and other religious items.

Agios Vasilios Church

This is the most important metabyzantine monument on Agios Efstratios. A small two-room temple with a pitched roof and a small dome.

Sea Caves

The most famous caves on Agios Efstratios are Trypia Spilia and Fokia Cave (Seal Cave).
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Alternative Islands To Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:

Lemnos (28 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Lesvos (76 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Samothrace (108 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Psara (109 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Thassos (120 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Chios (123 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Oinousses (147 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Ikaria (223 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Samos (234 klm from Agios Efstratios)
Fournoi (240 klm from Agios Efstratios)

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Islands Connected To Agios Efstratios

There is a ferry from Agios Efstratios to the following islands:

Lemnos (direct connection to Agios Efstratios)

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